We have a positive team spirit. We’re a diverse group of down-to-earth, straightforward people with a passion for home furnishing. Our company culture is based on the spirit of togetherness, enthusiasm and fun. And we’re always looking for people who share our positive attitude and values.

A place where people like to stay

Working with us is like working with your friends. We use informal language and call each other with a first name, not with a position or title. You can sit down with your manager or with a director to have a coffee and a direct chat. We have our own co-worker restaurant, smoking room and rest room in the backstage. You can connect to the internet or watch TV there when you have a break.

What about our employees?

The best references are always from someone who has their own direct experience. So we asked our employees in different business units what they like about working at IKEA.

What is it like to work at IKEA?

This is what Tereza, Unit People & Culture Administrator, tells you in the video. See how she perceives working at IKEA, how she started at the company, which job positions she had the opportunity to try out and experience a little fun.


Where are you working? IKEA Praha-Zličín

What position do you work in? Shopkeeper Textile department

How did you start at IKEA and what roles have you held up to now?

I started as a sales co-worker in the Textiles department. As a team leader, I have worked through a large part of the store (Children’s IKEA, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Lighting, and Storage areas), then I returned to the Textiles department, where I now work as the Shopkeeper. It is a position I have always wished for. This department is very close to my heart in terms of its range, and I like that I lead a great women’s team.

Why did you want to work at IKEA?

After maternity leave, I was looking for a job where I could start a new job and gradually work my way up to a higher position, which I have achieved. A deciding factor for me was also the part-time schedule that IKEA offered.


What responsibilities or tasks inspire you the most in your current role?

The biggest challenge for me is always work and communication with people, whether it’s with colleagues or customers. It’s the starting point. I also enjoy transforming departments, finding new solutions to meet customer needs. After all, everyone likes to shop and looks forward to new things that serve their function and can make your living space nicer.


What advice would you give to someone considering a similar job?

Have an open mind, don’t be afraid of making mistakes, and know how to ask for help.


What do you like most about IKEA’s culture and values?

Sometimes these are things that help you find your way in your own life. At the same time, it makes your work and relationships a bit easier if you know what and how, and if you adhere to the same principles and values


What is your favorite department in IKEA?

Textiles, of course. It is the most important department in the entire department store, textiles make a home feel like a home, they are cozy and soft 😉.


Where are you working? IKEA Brno

What position do you work in? Interior Design Manager

How did you start at IKEA and what roles have you held up to now?

I am originally from Moldova and I started working at IKEA at the end of August 2018, I have been working here for 6 years. I started as an interior designer and it was actually my first job in the Czech Republic, where I started using my knowledge from my architecture studies. The Czech language was a challenge for me at the beginning, but all my colleagues were open, friendly and helped me integrate into the processes more quickly and improve my Czech language. Step by step, after more than two years, I moved to the position of Interior Design Manager.

Why did you want to work at IKEA?

First of all, I’m a big fan of Scandinavian design. Honestly, IKEA Brno was the first IKEA store I visited and it was amazing.

I discovered incredible inspiration and solutions here that make people’s lives easier. Each space here is distinctive and has a deeper meaning and a story to tell through details that create a closer connection with customers.


What responsibilities or tasks inspire you the most in your current role?

I enjoy leading a multicultural team in the field of interior design, inspiring them and creating challenges for their development in the team. I really enjoy helping them fulfill their work potential, develop their competencies and at the end of the day you can see how proud they are of the work they have done.


What advice would you give to someone considering a similar job?

In this day and age, when we can’t predict what will affect our daily lives, be part of teams, you can react much better to changes and inspire each other to live better and smarter at home. If you have a passion for home design and want to create a better way of living and inspire others, don’t hesitate to give it a try!


What do you like most about IKEA’s culture and values?

IKEA gives everyone a chance to be different and unique, not to be afraid of mistakes and learn from them, while working in a competent team where everyone helps and supports each other, and it doesn’t matter where you are from. IKEA values allow everyone to be themselves.


What is your favorite IKEA product?

I have several favorite IKEA products, but I will choose the KNIXHULT table lamp, made by hand from bamboo. This product is just one example of how IKEA cares for the planet and reflects this in its products – not only with a clear Scandinavian design aesthetic, but also with elements of sustainability – renewable, recyclable and durable.


Which store do you work in? Contact Centre Praha-Zličín (RCMP – Remote Customer Meeting Point)

What is your job position? Remote Sales Team leader

How did you start in IKEA and which roles have you taken so far?

I started to work in IKEA as an 18-year-old boy in 1995 when IKEA was placed only in Prague in Budějovická and had only 120 employees. I had moved to Zličín to office furniture department together with an opening of the new store where I have become a department leader in 2001. Then I cooperated during the rebuilding of the furniture floor including planning and organizing the whole project in Černý Most store. In 2015 I become a leader of kitchen and dining sales department with a team of 25 people. I took care of seasonal products in the whole store since 2018. In 2022, I have made the biggest change in my entire 29 years at Ikea and moved into the online environment and online sales of IKEA, where I am responsible for leading a team which is selling through phone, communicate via chat and email, and even planning remotely.

Why did you want to work in IKEA?

I like very friendly and positive relationship among co-workers. Not many companies in the same business field can offer such working conditions that we have in IKEA.


Which responsibilities or duties inspire you the most in your role?

My greatest motivation and personal task are and will be to transfer my long-standing experience not only in leading people but also in perfect knowledge of IKEA to both existing and new colleagues. I have made this promise to myself, and I strive to keep it, not just after a personal meeting with IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, but also after visiting places in Sweden where IKEA was born and came up with this incredible sales philosophy, which I have believed in and fully supported for more than half of my life.

What would you advise someone who is considering similar job?

I hope that I am a good example for people who want to work at IKEA because I deeply believe in IKEA. Thanks to IKEA, I have found not only my wife but also a tremendous number of friends here. IKEA has given me many amazing moments, training, self-awareness, as well as financial opportunities and resources. Therefore, I firmly hope that we will continue to be together here for a long time. It is simply my lifelong love.


What do you like the most about IKEA culture and values?

IKEA culture is unique especially in that similar or same values are valid also for our personal life. It begins with a humbleness and a passion and ends with a cost-consciousness and using a common sense.

What you might not know about IKEA

  • IKEA Czech Republic has been ranked as the TOP employer in the Retail category for the year 2024 in a prestigious survey of university and newly also high school students.
  • In 2023, IKEA Czech Republic won the Mastercard Retailer of the Year competition in the Furniture and Home Accessories Retailer category.
  • In 2022, we sold 1,203,428 servings of hot dogs and vegetarian hot dogs. Our vegetarian alternative constituted 23.2% of the total sales.
  • We are at the forefront of using energy from renewable sources and eliminating fossil fuels.
  • We offer the IKEA Family members a service: they can sell back their already used IKEA furniture to us at predetermined prices.
  • IKEA strives to make the home a safe place for everyone. Therefore, it has partnered with the NeNa Coalition and is taking steps to combat the serious social issue of domestic abuse.


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